25 DIY and Crafty Classroom Halloween Party Ideas
Classroom parties create so many great memories for students, parents and teachers. Celebrating the seasons and creating activities that are engaging is easy to do because kids love to make and try new things. Having Halloween activities be educationally sound is a good idea too. Most craft projects require working on fine motor skills and using the imagination. Lots of these projects and ideas can be connected to books and literature too so that is a win. Pretty much everything here requires some sort of skill — from counting and measuring to reading and following directions. I hope you find a craft or snack that works for you. Here are some of the best DIY and Crafty Classroom Halloween Party Ideas!
DIY and Crafty Classroom Halloween Party Ideas – Arts and Crafts
The spider canvas painting is a great group activity. Each step is carefully planned out so that all students can successfully create a work of art to take home use for decoration.
The Sculpey Bake Shop clay is made for kids to use so these adorable pins or magnets are super fun to do with students.
This craft is easy and quick so works great with younger kiddos. When you put them all together you create a pumpkin patch which is a great team analogy.
Pom-Pom crafts are so fun. Whether you choose to use pre-made pom-poms or grab yarn to make your own — this is fun!
Everyone loves a simple paper plate craft like these paper plate pumpkins.
I love this glue resist Halloween painting craft project. It does require time for the glue to dry so works best over a two day period.
DIY and Crafty Classroom Halloween Party Ideas – Halloween Printable Activities
I love sharing free printables. Here are some great ones for Halloween.
Everyone loves a quick and easy game of Tic-Tac-Toe.
Ugly sweaters aren’t just for Christmas. I love this fun craft project for all of the seasonal holidays.
Candy corn coloring is a great way to practice counting and following directions.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
This would be a great thing to set up ahead of time with the items scattered around the schoolgrounds.
This fun printable is on the blog with a fabulous healthy snack idea!
This is likely my favorite printable on the blog. I love kindness gifts and doing boo bags for the neighbors and friends in my life.
Best Ways to Use Free Printables
You might have seen this list from me before but I think it is worth sharing over and over. Sometimes the people in the back need to hear things a few times, right? There are so many great ways to use free printables. Here are some of my favorites.
- Print them and mail in an envelope with a stamp. Snail mail rocks.
- Batch some up to make an activity book. This is great for a road trip!
- Print and use at a place setting on the table to create a conversation starter.
- Add them to goody bags. By the way, goody bags are not just for birthday parties.
- Package them up with your favorite markers and crayons to give as a gift.
- Drop a few off at the local coffee shop with fun pencils to spread some happy.
- Cut them up to make cards, gift wrap and decorations.
BEST Tools For Working With Free Printables
These are my favorite tools and art supplies to use with free printables and why I love them too.
- Printer – This Laser Printer is inexpensive and works like a charm. It even works with Alexa. Bonus!
- Scissors – Lots of printables can be cut up to create decorations and cards and things like that.
- Markers and Crayons – All thing ooly work the best for me. I LOVE all of their markers, pencils and crayons.
- Colored Pencils – For adult coloring, PRISM makes the colored pencils that I love to use most.
- Twine – For creating banners and garlands from printables, I love this twine best.
- Adhesive – Lots of printables have pieces that get cut out and put together. This is my fave tape runner!
DIY and Crafty Classroom Halloween Party Ideas – Snacks and Sweet Treats
DIY and Crafty Classroom Halloween Party Ideas must include the snacks and sweet treats. There are so many great ones to choose from! Here are some of my favorites.
This darling and somewhat spooky drink is fun to make and sort of silly too.
What a fun way to wrap up candy bars for Halloween – with ribbons!
Cookies that look like spiders are super fun and super sweet too.
This Chex Mix is fun to make as a class but also works great to make ahead of time and give to the kids at a party.
These black cat cookies could be made ahead of time and decorated at the party!
How adorable are these spiderweb candy drink toppers? They are pretty simple to make. The blog post has a free pattern.
These cookies would be fun to make and decorate at a party. The recipe for the cookies and the royal icing are both here on the blog.